Shane Gallagher reports on another fine salmon from the Drowes:

Water levels have dropped slightly to 0.879 metres following drier, frostier conditions over the past couple of days. John Gallagher from Craigavon had a nice 10lbs fish on black and orange devon minnow from the Crooked Hole this morning. The forecast is for mostly dry and cold conditions up to Tuesday so levels, although still high, should continue to drop.

John Gallagher with his 10lb fish from the Crooked Hole
John Gallagher with his 10lb fish from the Crooked Hole

Shane Gallagher
Drowes Salmon Fishery

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The Drowes Fishery is one of Ireland’s premier spring salmon and grilse fisheries. The Drowes is among the earliest opening salmon fisheries in the country and regularly claims the honour of producing Ireland’s first salmon of the season on opening day, January 1st. The river is some 5 miles in length, with over 70 named pools, flowing from Lough Melvin at Lareen Bay and entering the sea at Tullaghan, just outside Bundoran. The Drowes has a wide variety of water suitable for all fishing methods, including several miles of good fly water and deeper slower moving pools suitable for spinning and bait fishing.

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